HB 527: Sentencing for Capital Felonies
GENERAL BILL by Sprowls ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Cortes, B. ; Gonzalez ; Plakon
Sentencing for Capital Felonies; Requires jury's recommendation of sentence of death to be unanimous; requires jury to recommend life imprisonment without possibility of parole if jury does not unanimously recommend sentence of death.
Last Action: 3/10/2017 House - Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see SB 280 (Ch. 2017-1) -HJ 343
Bill Text: PDF
Date Chamber Action 1/24/2017 House • Filed
2/6/2017 House • Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 69
2/8/2017 House • On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice Subcommittee, 02/15/17, 9:00 am, Sumner Hall
2/15/2017 House • Favorable by Criminal Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 14 NAYS 0 -HJ 271
• Now in Judiciary Committee -HJ 271
• On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 02/21/17, 4:00 pm, Sumner Hall
2/21/2017 House • Favorable by- Judiciary Committee; YEAS 17 NAYS 1 -HJ 272
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 272
3/6/2017 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/09/17
3/7/2017 House • Introduced -HJ 69
3/9/2017 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 323
• Placed on 3rd reading -HJ 343
3/10/2017 House • Substituted SB 280 -HJ 343
• Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see SB 280 (Ch. 2017-1) -HJ 343
HB 527, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 1/24/2017 at 12:45 PM
Bill Text: Analyses: Criminal Justice Subcommittee (Post-Meeting) 4/27/2017 (pdf)
Judiciary Committee (Post-Meeting) 2/21/2017 (pdf)
Related Bills (1)
Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills S 280 (er) Sentencing for Capital Felonies Bracy Similar Last Action: 3/14/2017 Chapter No. 2017-1
Citations - Statutes (6)
Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help 775.082 Penalties; applicability of sentencing structures; mandatory minimum sentences for certain reoffenders previously released from prison. Page 3 (pdf) 782.04 Murder. Page 3 (pdf) 794.011 Sexual battery. Page 4 (pdf) 893.135 Trafficking; mandatory sentences; suspension or reduction of sentences; conspiracy to engage in trafficking. Page 4 (pdf) 921.141 Sentence of death or life imprisonment for capital felonies; further proceedings to determine sentence. Page 1 (pdf) 921.142 Sentence of death or life imprisonment for capital drug trafficking felonies; further proceedings to determine sentence. Page 2 (pdf)
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